Meet the winners of our Sylvie Stories Contest!

Nothing makes us smile more than to see our real life Sylvie Brides so happy! That’s why we partnered with Sylvie Collection and asked Sylvie brides all over the DFW area to submit their proposal stories for a chance to win a Sylvie diamond wedding band! Entrants posted pictures of their proposals and submitted their stories then we gave everyone a chance to vote for their favorite photos.

Amanda and her fiance’s photo was the winner by a ton of votes! Watch their video below:

This article originally appeared on the Sylvie Collection Blog

Sneak Peek: Jen + Joe.

Our dear clients Jen and Joe got hitched this past weekend in Austin, Tx. We are super excited to see pictures and get the full report on their wedding, but in the meantime we have to settle for this collage preview posted by their photographers, Mariel and Joey.

Jen and Joe Diamond Doctor Couple

Jen and Joe Diamond Doctor Couple

When You Meet Your Soulmate on the Subway.

This originally appeared and was written by Stephanie Weers. We are happy to share this story, as the bride and groom are Diamond Doctor clients.

This is a true New York love story if I ever heard one. It’s what happens when fate brings a fashion designer and a chef to the same subway stop not once but twice within a single day, and the rest is history. No surprise, she designed a custom gown and he planned a menu that’d make foodies drool. But the best detail of their day? The ceremony took place right above the train station where they first met. Read on for the full story with beautiful images by Kayla Barker.

Their Love Story

It was a chilly January day in New York City when Jean-Paul and Candace first laid eyes on each other. Candace walked onto the train and immediately captured Jean-Paul’s full attention. Not wanting to come off as “creepy,” he sheepishly attempted to get her attention. Ultimately in his mind he failed as she, like many women taking the subway in NYC, had her attention focused on her book with music playing in her ear buds. Little did he know, she noticed him too, but of course would never be the girl to meet a guy on the subway. Candace got off the train and Jean-Paul remembers thinking to himself, “well… there she goes…” He even thought about getting off the train with her to say hello, but decided to keep his seat and not be late for work.

“Jean-Paul was convinced

that he would never see the

beautiful blonde girl again.”

Jean-Paul was a line cook at Maialino restaurant at the time. He worked his typical 10-12 hour day. On that day, the subway line he usually took home was having rail work performed on it. He had to take an alternate route which forced him to enter the 23rd street 6 train station. Candace, at that time, was beginning her interview process after recently graduating from Parsons The New School for Design.

After seeing some friends for dinner that night Candace ended up having to catch the train at the same spot as Jean-Paul. As Jean-Paul approached the turnstile, he once again saw this beautiful blonde hair flowing from the same girl he saw 12 hours earlier on a different subway line! It was her, it was a miracle, and he could not believe it! Jean-Paul knew this was his chance and he had to say hello! He did, and he and Candace Koehl “officially” met for the first time on January 13, 2011.

“He once again saw this beautiful blonde hair

flowing from the same girl he saw 12 hours earlier

on a different subway line! It was her…

and he could not believe it!”

Candace and Jean-Paul dated on and off for a few months after meeting, but it wasn’t the fairytale that he thought it would be. Candace was a tough one to crack. Both went their separate ways for most of 2011, 2012, 2013. During that time they each climbed the ladder in their respective fields, Candace was freelance designing for various womenswear brands and Jean-Paul was Chef de Cuisine at Gramercy Terrace.

Although his career was going just as he planned and worked so hard for, Jean-Paul was still hung up on Candace. He was convinced this girl was his wife and there was no way they weren’t meant to be together forever. As those years passed, he remembers spending many nights lying awake praying for another chance with Candace or grace to accept that they weren’t meant for each other.

Spring of 2013, Candace and Jean-Paul reconnected. Things were different this time, they were both more mature and ready for a serious relationship. Jean-Paul proposed December 22, 2014 and they were married December 12, 2015.

Having my dad walk me down the aisle and marry us was a dream that I’ve had since a little girl. The years leading up to our wedding were very tolling on his health and well-being. It was a true miracle that he was able to be there on December 12 and marry us in front of so many close friends and family. It is a moment we will always cherish.

The food was in Jean-Paul’s hands! Since many of his past and present industry peers were attending the wedding, he wanted the food to not only be spectacular but also represent us and where we come from. We had everything from a shrimp boil to a taco stand! Other food items included imported salumi and cheese, passed hors d’oeuvres curated by the terrace, and a whole suckling pig with all the accompaniments. Louisiana and Texas at their finest!

Designing my own wedding dress had also been a dream of mine since I was a young girl. I remember sketching different dresses growing up…the styles always altering here and there but the classic timeless romanticism was always there. Once Jean-Paul proposed, I knew the dress was my number one priority! I researched, sketched, sourced fabric, and then found the perfect seamstress. We worked together for several months from the initial muslin to the final creation. Alterations were happening up until the day of the rehearsal dinner! The final outcome was perfect and exactly what I had envisioned.

Photography: Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography | Floral Design: Bird & Bloom | Wedding Dress:Candace Koehl (the bride) | Cake: Emily Isaac | Invitations: Bird & Bloom | Ceremony Venue: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church | Shoes: Valentino | Rings: Diamond Doctor | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Calvin Klein | Catering: Gramercy Park Hotel | Makeup: Phoebe Goulding | Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein | Ceremony Music: Kamel Boutros, Organist; Maria Im, Violin; Kristen Doering, Piano; Stephen Steffens, Soloist | Hotel: Gramercy Park Hotel | Coordinaton: Bird & Bloom | Invitation Printing: Ink Print Co

Just in time.

Diamond Doctor Dallas

Just in time for the holidays, Diamond Doctor is offering 48 months special financing on all designer rings! What does that mean? It means that you will have the option to finance any ring from our designer selection including Tacori, Sylvie, Verragio, Simon G., Jeff Cooper, Michael M., Maevona, Natalie K. and Timeless Designs at no extra charge to you for 48 months. Please note that this does not include loose diamonds.

Here are all the details.

The Wells Fargo American Gem Society credit card issued by Wells Fargo Financial National Bank. Special terms for 48 months apply to qualifying purchases charged with approved credit. The special terms APR will continue to apply until all qualifying purchases are paid in full. The monthly payment for this purchase will be the amount that will pay for the purchase in full in equal payments during the promotional (special terms) period. The APR for Purchases will apply to certain fees such as late payment fee or if you use the card for other transactions. For new accounts, the APR for Purchases is 28.99%. If you are charges interest in any billing cycles, the minimum interest charge will be $1.00. This information is accurate as of 01/16/2016 and is subject to change. For current information call us at 1-800-431-5921. Qualifying designer brands are Tacori, Simon G. Jewelry, Verragio, Michael M. Jack Kelege, Sylvie Collection, Jeff Cooper, Maevona, Natalie K. and Timeless Designs. Offer expires 12/31/2016.

Call 972-DIAMOND or visit us at 8127 Preston Road in Dallas to inquire about applying for our Special Financing for 48 Months Promotion.

Also, the timing of this promotion lands perfectly for you to benefit from it during our Simon G. Event this weekend!

Simon G. Signature Event



September 23 & 24, 2016
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Diamond Doctor
8127 Preston Road, Dallas TX.

Event Overview:

  1. Diamond Doctor will be hosting a Simon G. Jewelry Signature Event for two days only on September 23rd and September 24th.
  2. Enjoy sparkling drinks while browsing sparkling jewelry.
  3. Simon G.  Jewelry will be flying in an expanded collection including spectacular options for engagement rings and wedding bands, fashion jewelry and exquisite men’s wedding bands.
  4. Try on the exact match to your Simon G. engagement ring.
  5. Simon G. Jewelry is defined by excellent craftsmanship and design, creating beautiful jewelry pieces cherished for generations.
  6. Take advantage of a special Gift Certificate offer available only during this event.

Take advantage of our special tiered gift certificate offer!

Buy one Simon G. Jewelry item and receive a Diamond Doctor gift card to apply towards another Simon G. Jewelry item. The amount of the gift card will be 10% of the price of the first Simon G. Jewelry item. Then receive another gift card worth 10% of the second Simon G. Jewelry item and so on. Gift card can also be applied towards a loose diamond. Offer only valid from September 23, 2016 through September 24, 2016. Gift cards expire September 30, 2016.

At Simon G. Jewelry, they believe that a truly great piece of jewelry is one that gets worn the most – the one you and your loved ones will treasure for generations. Come celebrate the best of life at Diamond Doctor and have our specialists help you pick that special piece with you. During our private consultations, our diamond specialists spend time to get to know you and help you find the perfect jewelry piece to fit your style and budget. We will make sure you have a wonderful experience with us! Please let us know if you are able to make it below and a Diamond Doctor team member will contact you shortly to schedule an appointment.

Also, Norm from The Ticket will be at Diamond Doctor doing a road show from 10am to 12pm on Friday, September 23rd, 2016!